If you've ever lamented not being able to get a seat at Barbuzzo, that might not be a problem soon enough. We're hearing that Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran have taken over the floor above Barbuzzo and Verde to expand the restaurant. In addition to more seating and an event space, there is also talk of a teaching kitchen being installed.
Turney and Safran won't confirm the rumors, but they come from someone close enough to the fire that it's a solid bet to happen. If this does indeed come to pass, it'll be a welcome sight for the legions of Barbuzzo fans who fill the reservation books every night. And who better to run a teaching kitchen than Turney, who has had success with a multitude of cuisines as she built her empire. More news as this develops.